Deputy Sheriff Randy Jay Hamson

Deputy Sheriff Randy Jay Hamson

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, October 24, 2008

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Randy Jay Hamson

Deputy Randy Hamson succumbed to injuries sustained on August 16, 2004, when he was struck by a vehicle on Sierra Highway. He had been investigating an accident when he saw an oncoming car driving without its headlights on. As he stepped into the roadway to get the driver's attention with his flashlight he was struck by another car.

He remained in a coma in a long term care facility until succumbing to his injuries.

Deputy Hamson had served with the agency for 5 years at the time of the accident. He is survived by his wife, two sons, parents, and two brothers.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Monday, August 16, 2004

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As an a participant on the LASD academy I see the memorial wall every day while I am at the training center. Getting reminded by our DIs everyday how unforgiving this career is and all of the fallen officers from the past. When you think of Officer deaths most people usually think of shootings or things related to crimes but most officers that pass away in the line of duty are from traffic stops. They are the most dangerous thing an officer can do because of all the other pedestrians driving by.
Deputy Hamson was doing just that, conducting a traffic stop and was struck by another vehicle. As a trainee I know one day that I will be put in the situation of having to conduct many traffic stops and I have to keep in mind that, this is the leading thing that kills peace officers. Deputy Hamson was doing his job to the best of his abilities and something so unfortunate happened.

Nicolas Muriedas

April 4, 2019

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